Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses president obama’s strategy regarding dysfunctional congress. Basically, I agree with Obama’s suggestion that he cannot wait for a “dysfunctional” congress due to the constitutional system adopted by the United States. This paper focuses on difficulties imposed on policymaking by the United States’ constitutional system. It also discusses why founders opted for a system based on the separation of power, checks, and balances. Moreover, it evaluates its effectiveness in the present situation of the United States. Finally, it offers personal suggestions on Obama’s strategy on a declaration that he cannot wait for a “dysfunctional” congress and suggests several policies.
The United States is considered the world superpower with a strong and operational constitutional system. However, the policies system and structure were only effective in the past years. This is because in the past years the United States had really advanced both economically and politically. In the recent few years, the constitutional system adopted by the United States has proved ineffective and unreliable (Child 48). This is due to the non-responsive nature of the system to the problems facing the country over the past few years. In the past years that is the twentieth century, the united states have been faced with series of problems that have greatly compromised its position globally and exposed certain weaknesses of the constitutional system on policymaking and implementation (Congress 37).
The United States has been faced with series of problems most of which can be controlled by the country, but the policy-making procedure adopted in the constitution does not allow for quick response to such issues due to the legal procedures. For instance, the unemployment rate has greatly increased in the United States over the past years (Schwartz 90). Basically, this has been caused by trade with China. China offers cheap products in the country which cannot be adequately and effectively competed against by the country’s locally produced commodities. This has led to the closure of several companies, especially local companies. This is because they cannot adequately compete against Chinese products due to their market prices. This has led to the exportation of unemployment from china to the United States (Leebrick 79).